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Carbon capture has not yet been proven on a commercial scale New material boost for carbon capture

Monday, 24 September 2012
Researchers have created a new material that could solve some of the problems currently plaguing carbon capture and storage.

The finding could be useful for identifying psychopaths, who are famously manipulative in the face of questioning Psychopaths have poor sense of smell

Friday, 21 September 2012
Psychopaths have a remarkably poor sense of smell, according to an Australian study.

The problem of spilling coffee while walking involves a combination of biomechanics and fluid mechanics Swinging ponytails and sloshing coffee win IgNobels

Friday, 21 September 2012
Why ponytails sway from side to side, how to avoid spilling your coffee have received recognition at this year’s IgNobel Prizes.

The discovery of significant hydrogen on the surface of Vesta indicates the asteroid had a watery past  Vesta reveals its watery secrets

Friday, 21 September 2012
Astronomers say they’re surprised to discover the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is covered in hydrogen.

The Eltanin asteroid impact could have caused the ice age triggering the evolution of Homo sapiens  Ancient asteroid delivered deadly double-punch

Thursday, 20 September 2012
A new study suggests a massive asteroid impact two and a half million years ago would have created a mega-tsunami and plunged the world into a severe ice age.

The researchers believe this increases the prospect of recovering high-temperature waste and turning it into useful energy New record for turning heat into power

Thursday, 20 September 2012
Scientists in the United States have developed a material that beats the record for converting waste heat into power.

The galactic discovery pushes back the cosmic frontier to 500 million years after the birth of the universe Cosmic magnifying lens unveils oldest galaxy

Thursday, 20 September 2012
Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet for a 13.2-billion-year old galaxy.

The sea lion reached a depth of some 300 metres before beginning its ascent Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Scientists have shed light on how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the bends.

Critics of the study say it's the contents of the can, not the lining that is most likely behind the obesity link Obesity, BPA link tenuous say experts

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
US scientists say they have established a link between overweight and obese children and a common chemical found in food packaging.

This wobeggong shark sees the world in shades of grey Sharks see world as 50 shades of grey

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Sharks really are colour blind, a new molecular study by Australian scientists has confirmed.

Young men with type 1 diabetes may have bone density similar to older, post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes, suggests studyMen with type 1 diabetes osteoporosis risk

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Men with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, according to an Australian study.

The tough new hydrogel which could one day replace damaged spinal cords or make soft robots for search and rescue missions  Giving hydrogel some backbone

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Scientists in Australia have developed a stronger hydrogel material which could eventually be used for spinal cord replacements and as a synthetic human cartilage.

There have been some puzzling questions about how island chains like Hawaii formed Study plugs holes in island creation theory

Monday, 17 September 2012
A study of hotspot trails in the South Atlantic Ocean supports the theory that volcanic island chains are formed by plumes of magma breaking through the Earth’s crust.

Five years or more would be needed before the film could be used in practical dental treatment Japanese tooth patch may reduce decay

Monday, 17 September 2012
Scientists have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter.

First use of satellite tracking to monitor whales released after stranding   Satellite tracking shows whale rescue success

Monday, 17 September 2012
Whales successfully released after beaching themselves, have a good chance of survival, according to new satellite tracking data.

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